Nordic students abroad. Student mobility patterns, student support systems and labour market outcomesJul 16 2012
Kela, Reasearch Department in Helsinki 2010. The purpose of this study is to examine outgoing student mobility from the Nordic countries, with an emphasis on the professional value of studying abroad. The study gives new comparative and valuable information about student mobility and its outcomes. Among the key questions are the following: 1) Who are the Nordic mobile students? 2) Do the mobile students return to their home countries after graduation? 3) Do they find relevant employment? 4) Are they able to make use of their international skills? and 5) What role does the public student support system play in student mobility? The data used in the study is based on the Nordic Graduate Survey (NGS) conducted in Finland, Iceland, Norway and on the Faroe Islands in 2007.